The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. was a central leader in the launch of the environmental justice movement in the 1980s and 90s. He coined the phrase "environmental racism" and played instrumental roles in the Warren County civil disobedience campaign, the landmark Toxic Wastes and Race report, and the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit. In this special address marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Chavis will focus on the role of faith communities in resisting those powers that would seek to rule and desecrate what is not theirs.
Chavis is presently the President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association. He is the former Executive Director for the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice.
The Rev. Traci Blackmon, who serves as the Associate General Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ, will introduce Chavis. The webinar is co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt, author of "Cathedral on Fire: A Church Handbook for the Climate Crisis" and the Rev. Michael Malcom of Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People's Justice Council.
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Special thanks to the sponsorship of the Cornerstone Fund in making this webinar possible.